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Osteoarthritis Therapeutics

Osteoarthritis Therapeutics

Osteoarthritis Therapeutics

  • Editor: Dr. Larissa Correa Hermeto
  • ISBN: 978-1-63278-031-7
  • DOI: 10.4172/978-1-63278-031-7-032
  • No of Pages: 41
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: December 2015 , Tue 15
  • Chapter 1      
    Pathophysiology and Etiology of Osteoarthritis
    Authors: Izabel Cristina Custodio de Souza

    Osteoarthritis is considered a multifactorial disease, the main cause of work disability in individuals over 50 years of age. The available epidemiological studies indicate that OA affects 10-15% of the world population.

  • Chapter 2      
    Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Management of Osteoarthritis
    Authors: Swaminathan V, Harrison E, Cartwright Terry M

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic progressive disease causing pain, stiffness and reduced mobility which can be severely debilitating. It can impact upon a person’s mental well-being and family relationships.

  • Chapter 3      
    Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis
    Authors: Ainkaran Santhirasekaram, Dr Wasim Khan

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disease of the joint caused by interference with the biomechanics and biochemical homeostasis of articular hyaline cartilage.

  • Chapter 4      
    The Potential of Stem Cells in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis
    Authors: Izabel Cristina Custodio de Souza

    The different organs of eukaryotes living things are composed of differentiated and specialized tissues. The defense of organism is performed by specialized cells that act in sync and communicate with itself.

  • Chapter 5      
    Alternative therapies and Considerations on the Efficacy of Physiatric Treatment of Osteoarthrosis
    Authors: Megan Sorich, Elizabeth Ford, Sean Mc Millan

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most frequent cause of rheumatologic complaints. Greater than 85% of individuals over the age of 55 have radiologic evidence of OA.

  • Dr. Larissa Correa Hermeto

    Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, MS - Brazil

    Dr. Larissa Correa Hermeto holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (2004), a Master's degree in Health and Development in the Center-West Region of the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (2010), a PhD in Veterinary Surgery from the Paulista State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho (2014), and postdoctoral degree from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (2017) by the PNPD / Capes Program. He is currently Adjunct Professor of the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, in the area of Animal Surgical Technique. He has experience in the area of Veterinary Medicine, with emphasis in Animal Surgical Clinic, acting mainly on the following subjects: small animal surgery, plasma rich in platelets, stem cells of mesenchymal origin.

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